Traffic is the lifeblood of your affiliate marketing business, even if you have the best product in the world, if no one can see it, you will not make any money, this is why in this post I am going to share with you the 10 best affiliate marketing traffic sources.
What is traffic?
When it comes to affiliate marketing, traffic is the eyeballs of people who can see the offer, these people need to show some interest in what you have to offer because if you are getting one million bots to your offer you will not make any money.
Traps to avoid when getting traffic to your offers
At all costs avoid any offers that will send you millions of visitors for cheap, most of this type of traffic are bots and they will not buy anything from you, my recommendation would be to pick one of the best affiliate marketing traffic sources below and concentrate in generating traffic from that source.
Best Affiliate Marketing Traffic Sources
Below are the 10 best affiliate marketing traffic sources, I tried all of them, and I ranked them from my preferences, but this does not to be yours, you can pick any traffic source and start generating affiliate sales.
They say that a picture represents 1000 words and a video represents 1000 pictures, video marketing is on the rise.
If you are new and you want something that works, my recommendation would be to start a Youtube Channel.
You can create videos explaining different issues in your niche, then suggest solutions to those problems and send people to your affiliate link.
For example, if you are in a how-to build a muscle niche, you can create a video showing one type of exercise, and then on the description of the video, you can add links to all equipment you used in your exercise, if someone buys through that link, you get paid.
Starting a Youtube channel does not have to be complicated, if you have a smartphone you can start recording yourself speaking on a phone and post videos on Youtube, people appreciate original videos, as long as they can hear you clearly, it does not matter which instruments you use to record your videos.
When you reach 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of public views you will become eligible for Youtube monetization, this will be another stream of income for you.
It is not a secret that Facebook has been declining but it is still a major social media and most people still use Facebook every day.
I will say that most people I know ( actually all of them) are still using Facebook, this is huge as you can use your Facebook profile to make affiliate sales.
Facebook is huge for free and paid traffic, but today I am just going to explain how you can generate free traffic from Facebook.
Basically, there are two ways to generate free traffic from Facebook, using your own Facebook profile and creating a Facebook group.
Generating free traffic by just using your profile.
Generating traffic by using your profile is the simplest way to generate traffic from Facebook, you can do it in just two steps.
Create and optimize your Facebook profile
You can use your current Facebook account or you can create a new one just for your online business, this depends on you.
Once you create your account, you will need to make sure you use your real name and photo, this will increase the credibility, also make sure that you add your affiliate link on your profile, you can add a small caption and a call to action, for example, I will help you to make $100 per day online, click the link below.
2) Find big Facebook accounts in your niche and start interacting with their content, leave comments, likes, and share their content, look to people who reply to your comments, and add them as friends ( some of them will add you first).
Some of these people will start coming to your Facebook profile to find out more about you, and since you optimized your profile in the first part, some of them will click on the affiliate link on your page, and some of them will buy from you.
This method works very well even if you have zero experience, let them come to you, do not spam them, and do not inbox them but if someone inboxes you with a question reply to them and build some connections.
Blogging is still one of the most effective ways to make money online, you can start a blog today and in 6 to 12 months you can be making a full-time income.
In order to start a blog you need a domain name, and hosting and to install the blog in WordPress, after that all you need to do is to write one blog post per day for at least 90 days and watch your blog explode.
You do not need to write the posts yourself you can hire someone to write the post for you, actually, you can hire someone to post them on your blog.
I explain how to start an affiliate marketing blog here.
This is also a form of blogging, but unsteady of posting the articles on your own blog, you are going to post them on other people’s blogs.
All you need to do is to find blogs in your niche that accept guest posts, even if they do not specify you can always try to contact the owners and pitch them about the possibility of blog posting.
You can go through the blogs and figure out what topics they cover and you can pitch a topic that is not covered yet in their blog.
Most blog owners will not let you post direct affiliate links to their blogs, what you can do is create a landing page and when people click your links they will go to your landing page and from there you can send them to the sales page.
Some people will want to charge you for this, so depending on your budget you can decide if you want to pay or not.
A pro tip for this is that you can find blogs that get traffic but are not very popular yet, these tend to be easier to get accepted to publish your posts.
Email marketing is the closest thing you can have to print money. If you want to make money online long-term, you need to use the power of email marketing.
In order to get started with email marketing you need to select a niche, create a lead magnet, get an autoresponder, and create a lead capture page, from there you will start to send people to your lead capture page to get your lead magnet, in exchange for their email.
When those people give you their email addresses you can start sending them messages with tips and recommendations and if they buy, you will get paid.
You can read how to start email marketing here.
Quora is a question and answers site, like the old yahoo answers, most people will go to the site and ask questions.
All you can do is provide answers to those questions, in those answers, you can include links to external sites, which can be your blog or a landing page, remember that Qoura does not let you send people directly to your affiliate links.
Pinterest is another huge social media, it is based on sharing images and boards, you can build your Pinterest page and start posting or reposting images and videos.
In each post-Pinterest will let you add a link to the external website although they do not let you send people directly to an affiliate link, to bypass this you will need to create a landing page or something like a link tree.
In order to get traction in Pinterest you will need to post a lot of content, my recommendation is that use Canva to create all the pins you need for a week and use Tailwind to schedule and automate your posting.
Here is my experience with Tailwind
TikTok is another fast-growing social media, this platform that accepts short-form videos, the good news is that these videos a very easy to create, you can create a lot of them in a day and start posting them every day.
After 1000 followers, Tiktok will let you add a link to your bio, what you can do is post a video and at the end of each one ask people to click the link in your bio for more info.
Twitter is my favorite social media, it is funny and stressful, and at the same time, Twitter will let you add your link to your landing pages from day 1.
In order to grow your Twitter account you need to start following people who are interested in your niche, most of them will follow you back.
Also, you need to start engaging in other people’s comments and threads, my recommendation would be to post at least 3 times a day and write a long form of tweets (threads) at least 3 times a week.
If you do this for at least 3 months, you will see your Twitter account explode and you can start monetizing it and promoting your affiliate products.
All of the above traffic methods discussed above a free, I mean you can get traffic without paying an extra cost, but since are free ( in monetary terms) you will need to earn those traffic but producing content.
If you do not want to take 3 to 6 months to grow your audience and start making money, you can just buy the traffic.
You can pay companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to send people to your landing page.
Literally, you can select a niche, create a landing page and pay for the traffic in the next 15 minutes, and you can make your first dollar today, this is fast.
If you are brand new or do not have a budget, my recommendation is to stay away from paid ads, start with free methods, and when you make some money invest it into paid ads to make more money.
That is it, those are the 10 best traffic affiliate marketing traffic sources, my recommendation will be do not try all of them, pick one that suits you the best, and work hard on it for at least 6 months.
After you master that one you can move to the next, my question to you is, which one are you using to generate sales? Let me know in the comment section below